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Thoughts on NFL's opening week?
The NFL is back! On the first Sunday, some teams (San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos) won as expected, others (New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots) suffered surprising defeats, and a few more (Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs) were downright demoralized. On Monday, the Detroit Lions grabbed the headlines by routing the New York Giants. What's your take on some of the major questions from Week 1 action?
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Your 2014 NFL predictions?
The 2014 NFL season kicks off Thursday night, with the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers in the first of what should be many intriguing games in this wide-open league. What will happen this year? Read our experts' NFL preview, then cast your votes below!
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Titans release Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson's time with the Titans has come to an end, as the team has released him today. Johnson had several amazing seasons in Tennessee, rushing for at least 1,000 yards in his first six seasons and passing the 2,000-yard mark in 2009, but his declining production and big contract have made him something of a burden for the Titans. His impending release is an example of the disposable nature of running backs in today's NFL; aside from rarities like Adrian Peterson, it seems that a running back's time in the spotlight is briefer than it has been in years.
Titans make Ken Whisenhunt coach
A franchise and a coach both longing to get back to the Super Bowl joined forces Monday, with the Tennessee Titans announcing the hiring of Ken Whisenhunt as their boss on the sideline. The Titans made six playoff appearances from 1999 to 2008 -- including a Super Bowl trip under Jeff Fisher -- but haven't been back since. Whisenhunt led the Arizona Cardinals to an improbable Super Bowl berth in 2008-09, but a dropoff led to his dismissal after last season (he served as San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator in 2013). Whisenhunt was a hotly sought-after candidate; the Detroit Lions also seemed like a strong suitor. Was his choice a good one?